|

Click here to expand and collapse the player

Hard Hat Area

Rate It! Avg: 4.5 (26 ratings)
Retail
Member
Hard Hat Area album cover
01
Prelude
1:35
$0.49
$0.99
02
Ruhkukah
5:34
$0.49
$0.99
03
Low Levels, High Stakes
9:05
$0.49
$0.99
04
Hard Hat Area
6:06
$0.49
$0.99
05
Tullio
6:02
$0.49
$0.99
06
House of Mirrors
7:47
$0.49
$0.99
07
Postlude
5:28
$0.49
$0.99
Album Information

Total Tracks: 7   Total Length: 41:37

Find a problem with a track? Let us know.

Write a Review 2 Member Reviews

Please register before you review a release. Register

user avatar

Music for aliens!

ReneS

My record dealer once in the mid 90s welcomed me with these words: "I have a new album by Allan Holdsworth for you. It's music for aliens." I just said: "Okay, I buy it!" And I never did regret. It's incredible.

user avatar

Astounding!!!

willem40

Everytime I hear this guy play my jaw wants to drop to the floor. And this record is no exception!! This guy sounds like a cross between a tenor and soprano saxophone!! My favorite records are still "Road Games"," I.O.U." & "Metal Fatigue". But then again, I've never heard this guy not put out a record that wouldn't astound you. Worth the download definitely.

They Say All Music Guide

Allan Holdsworth is arguably one of the most important post-Hendrix electric guitarists to grace either the fusion or rock scenes, while Hard Hat Area, signifies one of the artist’s better solo excursions. With this 1994 effort, the guitarist receives excellent support from Icelandic electric bass phenom Skuli Sverrissson, whereas keyboardist Steve Hunt renders melodically tinged synth lines and ethereal backwashes throughout. Essentially, the group produces a series of climactic overtures, accelerated by a distinct sense of uninhibited force. On pieces such as “Ruhkukah” and “Low Levels, High Stakes,” the musicians surge forward with a deterministic flair via a few tricky time signatures and lyrically charged themes atop Holdsworth’s climactically driven solos. Consequently, the group conveys an underlying sense of tension and release, as Holdsworth’s scathing legato-based lines might spur notions of a hawk zooming in on its prey. Thus, a must-have for the ardent Holdsworth aficionado. – Glenn Astarita

more »